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Italianchips was born to be my recipes book online. But not a recipe book full of recipes yet to try. My intention was/is to put together only tested recipes, the ones I really like and want to cook/bake/prepare again.

The name Italianchips was meant as small pieces of Italy, as I live in Italy (I am a Brazilian who married an Italian). The recipes are not all Italian, but are the recipes I cook in Italy :-). I leave my intuition decide which recipes deserve to be tested – I am really attracted to some of them, and are the ones I try; but only the ones that satisfy me and my family are the ones that are going to be published.

Sorry for my English mistakes. I love the English language, but I am aware of my mistakes and I am grateful when someone corrects me. I write in English because it is the universal language. I like the feeling that I can connect with people from any part of the world through this language (it would not be possible in Portuguese nor Italian).

Since I was a teenager I like to photograph. I left it apart while children were young and my husband didn’t like to focus (I was always blurred in all photos) and that was the time we used some completely automatic cameras. Some years ago I bought a Canon and began to taste again what photograph is. All the photos of the blog are taken by me with my Canon 450D; most of the times using a 50mm lense.

Here you find recipes of all kinds. I do not follow the traditional Italian menu composed by a starter, a first course and a second course. We like to eat what we feel like eating. My favorite way to serve a lunch or dinner is to prepare kind a buffet, so we site alltogether at the table to enjoy ourselves eating together – without me going back and forth from the kitchen.

There are some finger foods as I firmly believe it is something I have on my DNA. When we were on our teens (me and my sister) we used to spend vacations and holidays on a family house close to Rio. Well, my father always prepared finger food for all of us while we were on the pool. Years after my sister began her catering company with…finger food!

I love to prepare bread. I don’t know why, but it gives me a special pleasure. I am always trying new recipes of bread, with and without yeast, flat breads, no kneading breads…breads of all kinds.

I do like so much also to prepare desserts and sweets for breakfast. Here in Italy we do not eat salty for breakfast (the traditional Italian breakfast is made of coffee or cappuccino with a croissant). I like to prepare plumcakes, muffins and cookies…that we often eat also at anytime of the day, just when we “feel like” ;-).

I am so glad to have you here. Please feel free to contact me whenever you feel like, for questions, suggestions, doubts about any recipe …I’ll be happy to answer you.

Buon appetito!,

Ana

 

Delicious Multigrain Bread

Delicious Multigrain Bread

The multigrain bread has quite always been present in my kitchen, since I was a child/teenager. My mother used to buy Graham bread, which was one of the few whole wheat breads then, but soon other kinds enriched with other seed began to appear at the supermarket shelves. When I lived in Rio again for(…)

An Easy Salted Zucchini Cake for Your Picnic or Buffet

An Easy Salted Zucchini Cake for Your Picnic or Buffet

As soon as I saw this salted zucchini cake I knew I’d be preparing it in little time. And so I did. I love recipes with zucchini (if you have read some other recipes here, you may have already noticed it ;-D), better if easy to prepare and risk free. I called it zucchini cake(…)

Delicious Cauliflower Cheese Breadsticks

Delicious Cauliflower Cheese Breadsticks

I had prepared these cauliflower cheese breadsticks a while ago, but as it happens often, I keep such a lot of recipes to post that sometimes I just forget to post them. Yesterday I was at the grocery’s and saw some cauliflowers (even if it’s end season here in Italy) and these cauliflower cheese breadsticks(…)

A Garlic Bread You Just Can’t Stop Eating

A Garlic Bread You Just Can’t Stop Eating

Garlic bread is quite always good. The taste of garlic adds that irresistible flavor and taste that I just cannot resist. But there are some garlic bread recipes that are better than others… This one is the one I actually prefer. It isn’t full of fat (obviously a lot of butter makes anything tasty, but(…)

A Zucchini Pie Easy so Prepare and so Tasty

A Zucchini Pie Easy so Prepare and so Tasty

I prepare this zucchini pie when I have friends for dinner and want to have dishes that can be prepared in advance. This zucchini pie pleases all. The puff pastry together with the grilled zucchini, ham and cheese make a tasty match that pleases all tastes. It is good even if you just enroll the(…)

Tasty Asparagus Sandwich

Tasty Asparagus Sandwich

This asparagus recipe is a good idea for an easy dinner or a buffet. It mixes the toasted puff pastry taste with asparagus, buffalo mozzarella and a light tomato sauce. An Italian flag with a lot of taste. Yesterday we had my Godmother and her children for dinner. Our children grew up together and I(…)

Lovely Dried Pineapple Flowers

Lovely Dried Pineapple Flowers

I had never seen these dried pineapple flowers since a couple of weeks ago. Guess what? I fell in love with them. I am Brazilian and so I am pretty confident with this fruit, so confident that often I don’t like the ones that are sold here in Italy, as they are too acid. But this super(…)

Intense Lemon Pie

Intense Lemon Pie

I decided to try this lemon pie to celebrate my first harvest of lemons (of a small lemon plant in a vase). Some time ago I saw lemon plants on the window sills of a building and fell in love with them. Later I bought a small plant but it seemed not to be happy(…)

Light Strawberry Trifle

Light Strawberry Trifle

I invented this strawberry trifle about an hourt ago. Just time to take a couple of photos and devore it, and I am already posting this super easy recipe. Why? Because I imagine there may be any of you sat there, surfing on the net with that sweet tooth, wanting to eat something sweet but(…)

Enchanting Apple Rose Tart

Enchanting Apple Rose Tart

I fell in love with this enchanting apple rose tart recipe. It is so lovely that I couldn’t wait much until trying it. This apple tart recipe has many advantages: other than having a few ingredients, it is pretty easy to prepare, can be a cute idea for a dessert or even ate as a(…)

A Light Stuffed Eggplant Recipe (No Frying)

A Light Stuffed Eggplant Recipe (No Frying)

I tried this stuffed eggplant recipe the day I saw it on an Italian online food magazine. And prepared it twice in a week :-). Yes, during Summertime we are surrounded by eggplants (and tomatoes and zucchini) here in Italy. They are a healthy vegetable, with few vitamins but a lot of fiber. And God,(…)

Delicious Green Salad

Delicious Green Salad

I prepared this green salad for me yesterday. I loved it and I am already planning when I am going to eat it again ;-). It is basically a green salad with bacon, poached egg and a mustard dressing. The tastes match perfectly and if you eat it with some bread, it becomes a complete(…)

Delicious zucchini pizza crust

Delicious zucchini pizza crust

This zucchini pizza crust is a a good alternative to the low carb pizza crust I posted some months ago. I think it is a good way to eat vegetables while eating pizza and…eating pizza while eating vegetables ;-). It is a great idea for dinner, a comfort food with little flour on the recipe, that(…)

Napoleons pastries … who resists?

Napoleons pastries … who resists?

I wasn’t such a fan of napoleons pastries since the day before yesterday. I remember when I was a child and my parents were still together that my father used to buy napoleaons for my mother in a cute pastry shop in Ipanema, called Achille’s. In Brazil they are called as in Italian – mil(…)

Sweet and sour vegetables

Sweet and sour vegetables

I loved these sweet and sour vegetables since the first time I prepared them. My children don’t like vegetables that much but I don’t mind – I ate it all by myself…while my husband was still deciding if he wanted them or not! Sometimes we think that the sweet and sour is too drastic, or(…)

15 minutes coconut truffle recipe!

15 minutes coconut truffle recipe!

I was really curious about this coconut truffle recipe. No baking…15 minutes ready??? And it is true! They are so tasty, so good, so easy! It is perfect to present someone when you’re invited to dinner, it’s perfect for any occasion as you really need little time to prepare this irresistible truffles. You just have(…)

Caramelized onions to die for

Caramelized onions to die for

The first time I prepared these caramelized onions I ate it all by myself.  So for the next times I prepared bigger quantities. This caramelized onions recipe is so easy you can’t make anything wrong. It is pretty simple and I assure you will have success with your guests. I served it with Carasau bread, as on(…)

A Greek cheese tart you will not resist, I swear!

A Greek cheese tart you will not resist, I swear!

When I found this Greek cheese tart I was tempted to do it the same day. But I didn’t have feta (Greek cheese) at home…but it remained in my mind, and today I prepared it before lunch. This cheese tart is so easy to prepare that I was quite doubtful. Then the strong aroma while(…)

Italian donuts, the Carnival fritters in Italy

Italian donuts, the Carnival fritters in Italy

These are the typical Italian donuts prepared here for Carnival. This is also the original recipe of my husband’s aunt Pina ( a very common name in Italy, it’s the nickname of Giuseppina that comes from Giuseppe – Josef). These donuts are tasty and easy to prepare. One of those recipes that “come by themselves”,(…)

Irresistible baked french fries

Irresistible baked french fries

These baked french fries WILL conquer you. They are simple to prepare, are sooooo tasty and you just can’t stop eating them. And the best is that…is needs less oil than the quantity you use to dress your salad! As I read it on this recipe, I decided to try them immediately. The result? I(…)

French easy bread with no kneading

French easy bread with no kneading

An easy bread recipe? It sounds like an irresistible appeal to me as I love to make bread. Very often I find and test bread recipes that are pretty good, but need kneading and special ways to work the dough that, at the end, I don’t prepare them anymore (obviously there are exceptions, such as the(…)

A creamy apple pie to say hello again

A creamy apple pie to say hello again

An apple pie is something that recalls home, recalls that feeling of feeling good. It reflects how I feel being back to this loved blog. I was away for job reasons and also for some trips I’ve been doing (just love travelling too), and I finally could manage to come back. I then decided to change(…)

Zucchini fritters: delight your palate with this light recipe

Zucchini fritters: delight your palate with this light recipe

I love these zucchini fritters. I often prepare half recipe (about ten fritters or more) and…eat it all by myself. They have that taste that just lead you to eat one after another. Fortunately, they’re light and give me no guilty feeling. I called them zucchini fritters but they’re not deep fried. I do cook(…)

Fantastic pizza crust recipe with low carbs!

Fantastic pizza crust recipe with low carbs!

I recently discovered this pizza crust recipe… with low carbs! I was very curious and tried it immediately. The result? I did it again the day after too ;-). I saw many different recipes and at the end, did one of mine. Probably the simplest as I do love recipes that are easy to prepare.(…)

Irresistible banana pancakes, no flour, no butter

Irresistible banana pancakes, no flour, no butter

These banana pancakes are irresistible. Easy, super quick to prepare and…light! They are quick to prepare and…eat! I prepared and ate them in little time ;-). I saw this recipe with just…2 ingredients in an Italian great blog Arabafelice in cucina. At first I was a little skeptical, as it seemed difficult to have a(…)

My Light Gorgonzola Sauce

My Light Gorgonzola Sauce

This is a light gorgonzola sauce. Why? Because I always try to save calories when possible. The gorgonzola is a delicious cheese that has its fat and doesn’t need more. Why add cream? I prefer this lighter version that keeps all the taste and flavor. This sauce is perfect for my simple gnocchi recipe (I’ll(…)

Delicious & Easy Tuna Patties

Delicious & Easy Tuna Patties

I prepared these easy tuna patties just because I had some ricotta in the fridge that needed to be used. My children were home and they love tuna and so I didn’t worry as they would be eaten the same. What I didn’t imagine was that they would come so good, with a taste that(…)

Strawberries and Cream Santa Claus

Strawberries and Cream Santa Claus

When I first saw these strawberries and cream Santa Claus I could quite not wait to prepare them. They’re beautiful, they’re sweet…I quite had no courage to eat them. They are those kind of Christmas treats that takes us back to our childhood’s memories, those kind of “magic” things. Yes, because Christmas IS magic. No(…)

My Favorite Baked Eggplant Gratin

My Favorite Baked Eggplant Gratin

I can’t remember the first time I prepared these baked eggplant gratin. I just love it and prepare it the whole year as it is a recipe that doesn’t “care” about eggplant seasonality. I haven’t (yet ;-)) counted the calories, but it is a light recipe because the eggplant is baked in the oven or(…)

Scrumptious Mushroom Salad

Scrumptious Mushroom Salad

I first ate this mushroom salad a couple of years ago in a friend’s restaurant. Since then I’ve prepared it so many times at home. I use to prepare it as a starter, but I have also eaten this mushroom salad for lunch when I was by myself. It has many qualities I appreciate so(…)